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January 17, 1870 Mississippi ratifies the 14th Amendment Mississippi
  14th Amendment
January 26, 1870 The state of Virginia is granted readmission to Congress if the members of the Legislature agree never to amend their state constitution to denay the Negro the right of suffrage, the right to hold office, or their educational privileges Virginia
February 9, 1870 The U. S. Weather Bureau is created as a direct result of the Civil War. Generals wanted accurate weather forecasts for battles. At first the Weather Bureau exists as part of the Signal Corps
February 18, 1870 Texas ratifies the 14th Amendment Texas
  14th Amendment
February 23, 1870 Mississippi re-admitted to the United States
February 23, 1870 Mississippi granted representation in the U. S. Congress with the same provisions as Virginia
February 25, 1870 Hiram R. Revels takes his seat in the Senate from the state of Mississippi. Revels is black Mississippi
March 28, 1870 General George Thomas dies,
  George Thomas
March 30, 1870 President Grant approves Texas congressional representation once the decree has been announced Texas
  Ulysses S. Grant
March 30, 1870 15th Amendment to the Constitution is adopted. It states that no state shall deprive any citizen of the right to vote because of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
April 16, 1870 Military governor Joseph Jones ("JJ") Reynolds announces the act to readmit Texas to Congressional representation. It is his final action as military governor of Texas Texas
July 15, 1870 Georgia granted readmission to the United States Congress Georgia
August 14, 1870 Admiral David Farragut dies, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  David Farragut
October 12, 1870 Robert E. Lee dies from complications arising from a stoke. Virginia
  Robert E. Lee

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